Samsung just got on the stage to extol the virtues of the Note 8’s new dual camera, and, among the adjustable focus pre- and post-shot, the 2x zoom, and other shenanigans already done with dual cameras on other phones, it slipped one unique feature in a jiffy. It turns out that the Note 8 is the first major phone that has optical image stabilization on both camera sensors.
A dark, stormy cloud hung over Samsung’s head for a good time leading up to the announcement of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year. That’s because the company was still enduring the fallout from its failure with the Note 7 during the crucial holiday season last year. Initially, it seemed as though the phone was going to rocket to stardom thanks to positive reviews from critics around, but things went off on a tangent once reports started surfacing about Note 7 handsets exploding.
For Samsung, the past year has been quite tumultuous — there was the whole drama surrounding the fiery Galaxy Note 7, as well as being in the center of a scandal leading to the impeachment of the South Korean president. But despite all of this, the company managed to release one of the most important smartphones in its history, the Galaxy S8, and also have it be a huge market success.
Dual cameras are the hot new trend in the mobile world, and we’ve seen manufacturers combine all sorts of cameras on the back of their devices over the last year or so – wide plus even wider, color and monochrome, wide plus telephoto, you name it. So, we weren’t the least bit surprised when we learned that Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 8 would also prominently feature a dual-camera setup. We were also not surprised when Samsung told is it would consist of a regular camera backed up by a telephoto lens, iPhone 7 Plus-style, but boy, did Samsung have a bunch of sweet surprises …
Reliable tipster Roland Quandt shared a quartet of photos showing the rear cover of the V30, merely a few hours before the unveiling of one of its chief big-screen rivals – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8: